14 Foolproof Ways to Lower Your Living Expenses
Want that great deal for upgraded Internet and all the move channels? What's another $23 a month? Problem is, before you know it you're sinking in bills and your monthly payments have become a burden. Here are 14 ways to lower your monthly nut and get back to stress-free living.
New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums
Residential real estate has changed as of this month. There are new contract forms for Maryland and the District, and the new mortgage disclosure rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are now in effect. And there even is new terminology. A lender is now a creditor and the borrower/buyer is a consumer. The initial Truth in Lending statement and Good Faith Estimate we have used for a number of years has been replaced with the Loan Estimate. And the old-faithful HUD-1 (the settlement statement) has been discarded in favor of a "Closing Disclosure".
Connect the Speakers: Stephanie Lanier on managing work-life balance in real estate"The average agent is just chasing things that are not helping them make more money."...Read More
Housing starts and permits come in ahead of expectationsHousing permits, new housing starts and completions are all trending upward from last month, but housing starts and completions are still at a lower rate than a year ago, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau....Read More
Why 2019 will be the year of the first-time homebuyerAs the year comes to a close, it’s time for Matthew Gardner, the chief economist for Windermere Real Estate, to dust off his crystal ball and see what we can expect in 2019....Read More
What’s the secret to making extra cash investing? ConfidenceTo be successful in real estate investing, you have to believe in yourself above all else. Here are five steps for building the confidence to realize your real estate dreams....Read More
Single women are out-buying single men when it comes to housingWhen it comes to putting a roof over their heads, single women have definitely broken through the drywall ceiling, according to the latest research from LendingTree. ...Read More
Agent/broker perspective: Should you recruit your top producer’s competition?In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: A leading broker is considering hiring one of his top producer's main competitors, inadvertently blindsiding and offending his veteran agent. ...Read More
Wall Street sinks, pulling real estate shares down with itWall Street took a beating Monday, sending shares of major real estate companies plummeting and erasing fortunes across virtually every industry in the U.S....Read More
Homelessness edges up despite low unemployment rateHomelessness increased slightly in 2018, as rising rents continued to limit access to affordable housing despite a low unemployment rate....Read More
California home a testament to sci-fi’s futuristic pastIn the parlance of architecture, Malika Junaid describes her 10,000-square-foot Los Altos Hills, California, home as "ultra modern and minimalist."...Read More
After tearing down his own historic home, developer is ordered to build an exact replicaA man who tore down a historic San Francisco home, designed in 1936 by the modernist architect Richard Neutra, has been ordered to rebuild an exact replica....Read More